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Tanzanian Government to Invest Heavily in Palm Oil Farming

The Prime Minister of Tanzania, Mr. Kassim Majaliwa recently stated that the government has allocated 4.3 million U.S dollars to boost the cultivation of palm oil as a part of its strategy to develop the crop so that its farmers are on the same level as growers of other cash crops. Majaliwa made this statement while speaking in western Tanzania's region of Kigoma soon after inspecting an oil palm farm of the National Service Department (JKT).... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 19th February 2019

East Africa - Leaders in Africa's Agricultural transformation

 In implementing Africa's agricultural transformation policies, East African countries are leading. South Africa is second, according to a report on the Malabo declaration.  The declaration is a set of agricultural objectives to be achieved by 2025 by the Heads of State at the African Union Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea in June 2014.  The Scorecard for African Agricultural Transformation tracks progress in government.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 9th February 2019

Ethiopia to host Foodagro Africa Exhibition in Addis Ababa

Foodagro Ethiopia 2019 will be held from 21st – 23rd March 2019 in the Ethiopian capital city of Addis Ababa .  The event will target the Ethiopian Food Processing and Agricultural industry and taps into the huge investment potential of this growing sector. The focus will be fortified foods, packaged foods, agricultural machinery, processing and commodities. Ethiopia’s population, currently a little over 100 million presents.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 21st December 2018

$3m deal signed to support farmers in Tanzania

A $3m deal was signed between the Norwegian government and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) which aimed at supporting the Farm to Market Alliance (FtMA) with an objective that aimed at providing smallholder farmers to access farm inputs and markets for their produce. The signing ceremony was held at Yara Fertiliser Terminal in Dar es Salaam where the Norwegian Minister for International Development Nikolai Astrup signed the agreement on.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 21st December 2018

The government announced a plan to make Kenya food secure

At the Future of Food conference in Nairobi, Agriculture CAS Andrew Tuimur while giving speech recommended the private sector to partner with the government in implementing the food security plan in addition to focus on equipment suppliers, farmer associations, agro-dealers, warehouses and processors. The plan has been launched by the government to make Kenya food secure with the hope to have an equal sized poverty levels by 2025. The.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 21st December 2018

Tea Export Increased by 13% from East Africa to the rest of the World

Tea export volumes from East Africa to the rest of the world have risen by 1.4 million kilograms, representing a 13% increase from the comparable previous year, data from the East African Tea Export Auction reveals. A latest auction report has shown that a total of 10.4 million kilogramme bags of tea were exported, more than the 9 million kilogramme bags exported around the same time the previous year. This is according to records from the.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 27th November 2018

Kenya Signs Agreement to Boost Agricultural Exports to China

Kenya and China signed an agreement allowing the East African country to export various agricultural products to China. Nzioka Waita, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Chief of Staff, said the agreement on food, plant and animal safety - known as sanitary and phytosanitary measures - had been reached between the two after a week of negotiations. Waita said on Twitter the agreement would pave the way for Kenya to start exporting a selection of.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 13th November 2018

EXIM Bank Tanzania Pledged To Support Cashew Farmers

 A section of cashew Nut farmers in Tanzania are set to receive a boost following a move by Exim Bank to support them with TZS 200 million ($87,334 dollars).The farmers from  Mtwara will benefit from the investment which aims at bolstering the industry productivity during 2018 season.According to a statement from Exim Bank, cashewnut industry in Tanzania recently has seen a significant growth in production and sale prices which is a.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 8th November 2018

Federal Agency Signs MOU to Construct 25 Silos for Wheat and Teff Value Chain

The Federal Cooperative Agency has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the heads of regional cooperatives to construct 25 silos to be used by agricultural cooperative unions involved in teff and wheat value chain in four regional states. The bid aims to alleviate the shortage of warehouses and help cooperative unions with a reliable and effective market outlet.   The silos will be constructed by 12 contractors under the Alliance for.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 8th November 2018

IRRI opens regional office in Kenya to support Africa's rice productivity

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has opened a new regional office in the Kenyan capital Nairobi to help Africa achieve self-sufficiency and productivity in rice production. The new regional hub hosted by CGIAR center, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) will work in collaboration with AfricaRice to offer training and research services on rice production in Africa.    IRRI will provide high-yielding.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th October 2018

EU Projects in Tanzania to Boost Agriculture

The European Union (EU) and the government of Tanzania on Tuesday have signed a 103.5-million-Euro financing agreement to improve productivity in the agricultural sector. A joint statement by the EU and the government of Tanzania said will focus on horticulture, coffee and tea to improve agricultural productivity. "Under the agreement the EU will provide 100 million Euro and implementing partners will contribute 3.5 million.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 3rd October 2018

Tanzania acquires coffee, tea and legumes market in China

Tanzania Trade Development Authority (TTDA) has said that the country has secured a market for coffee, cashew nuts, ginger, tea, peas, and legumes in China where there is high demand for the commodities. A media report said that the development was announced by TTDA Director General, Mr Edwin Rutageruka after the Asian country was impressed by the commodities during ChinaASEAN expo 2018 held in China. “China’s population is.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 1st October 2018



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